Susan M. Wilczynski & Brenda Smith Myles Oct. 29, 2009
with James T. Brett
Presented in collaboration with the National Autism Center
Autism: Looking Beyond Cause and Cure
Critical questions surrounding one of
today’s greatest healthcare challenges
Thursday, October 29
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
C. Walsh Theatre, Suffolk University
(behind the State House on Beacon Hill)
The United States has seen a consistent increase in the number of children diagnosed with autism, with one out of every 150 children now affected by the disorder. What does science tell us about effective treatments? What resources are available for children with autism? How can we best support our friends and neighbors who are impacted by this complex and often misunderstood disorder? Susan M. Wilczynski, Ph.D., BCBA, Executive Director of the National Autism Center, and Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D., author and consultant with the Ziggurat Group, join James T. Brett, President & CEO of the New England Council and current chair of the Governor’s Commission on Developmental Disabilities, to discuss how we can address this urgent public health issue.
- Susan M. Wilczynski on the National Autism Center’s National Standards Project (Sept 22, 2009) [VIDEO]
- Autism Society’s discussion on “Culture of Autism,” Brenda Smith Myles moderates (Aug 27, 2009) [VIDEO]
Disclosure: Ford Hall Forum President Dominick Ianno is an employee of Pfizer, Inc and the Pfizer Foundation is a contributor to the Ford Hall Forum. This program was planned well in advance of the Ford Hall Forum’s awareness of Pfizer’s interest in this area and Pfizer, Inc. has no influence over the content or speaker selection for this program.